National Day of Laos

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The National Day of Laos is on the 2 December (National Day, people’s republic declared 1975). You can now see the history of Laos and its national day origins. See also the National Day of Thailand its neighbor in the region. See below for more information on the day as well as Laos public holidays.

National Day of Laos

As you will know that Lao National Day or Lao Liberation Day. This day  is celebrated on the 2nd December annually. It marks the day when the Lao People’s Democratic Republic was established on the 2nd December 1975. This followed the end of the Laotian Civil War.

As you  might recall that the Lao People’s Democratic Republic started off as a French colony from 1893 to 1954. Then at this point they gained independence. Political instability as well as a civil war persisted in the country for more than two decades.  There was also the Pathet Lao which was a communist political movement. They gained control after the withdrawal of US troops in 1973. The Lao People’s Democratic Republic was established on the 2nd December 1975.

 

Laos public holidays

 

Here are the public holidays in Laos:

  • New Year’s Day – January 1st
  • Pathet Lao Day – January 6th
  • Lao National Day – December 2nd
  • International Women’s Day – March 8th
  • Lao New Year – April 14th to 16th
  • Labor Day – May 1st
  • Visakha Bucha Day – date varies according to the lunar calendar
  • National Day of the Lao People’s Army – August 1st
  • That Luang Festival – date varies according to the lunar calendar
  • Boat Racing Festival – date varies according to the lunar calendar
  • Boun Ok Phansa – date varies according to the lunar calendar
  • That Inhang Festival – date varies according to the lunar calendar
See also  Austria National Day

 

Note that some of these holidays, such as Lao New Year and That Luang Festival See also the National Day of Burma as well as the National Day of South Korea.

 

 

 

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